BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there's a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crows-feet, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
How it works
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows that form over time. When injected intramuscularly at therapeutic doses, it produces partial chemical denervation of the muscle resulting in a localized reduction in muscle activity.
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As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, you don't have to just sit back and let it happen!
JUVÉDERM® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration.
How it works
Our healthcare professional will ease JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel provides a smooth, natural look and feel - so everyone will notice, but no one will know! In fact, studies show superior results of JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel compared to a collagen-based dermal filler.
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Microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production by rolling fine needles over the skin and applying platelets, which are one of the components of blood.
The addition of PRP from the blood may make microneedling more effective. The liquid in blood is plasma, while platelets are solid. Platelets help blood clot, so they are vital for healing wounds and injuries. PRP is plasma in which the concentration of platelets is higher than that of other components of the blood.
A blood sample will be taken from the patient and the blood will be spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood.
PRP contains proteins, including growth factors and cytokines. These proteins help skin tissue repair itself.
Dr. Novoa will begin the procedure by using a microneedling tool to prick the skin, making tiny holes in the skin's surface. He will then apply PRP to these tiny holes to encourage collagen production and cell reproduction.
People may consider having microneedling with PRP if they want to treat certain marks or blemishes on the body or face for cosmetic reasons. Practitioners may use microneedling with PRP to treat:
wrinkles and fine lines
uneven skin texture
The addition of PRP to microneedling may speed up the healing process and stimulate skin renewal, potentially producing better results than microneedling alone. In a trial of 50 people with acne scars, microneedling with distilled water led to a 45.84% improvement of acne scars. Microneedling with PRP improved acne scars by 62.20%. None of the participants reported any lasting side effects from the treatment.
According to a 2019 review of PRP microneedling for acne scars, various studies showed that the addition of PRP to microneedling:
improved acne scarring
provided higher patient satisfaction
decreased the amount of downtime that people needed after the procedure
Some people may need repeat treatments to see results from microneedling with PRP. Larger scars or burns may take longer to respond to treatment. If people are receiving PRP microneedling treatment for signs of aging skin, they may wish to have repeat treatments. Micro needling with PRP can also take a few weeks to show results, as the body takes time to produce collagen. As a result, people can expect to keep seeing improvements in their skin in the weeks following their treatment.
People with acne scars may notice a gradual improvement in the skin in less than 9 months. People usually respond well to microneedling treatments and require only minimal recovery time.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, microneedling "is safe for all skin colors."